Hair Loss: Can Skin Ever Be "In"?
Hair loss in men can be devastating to self-esteem, confidence, and body image. Consequently, hair replacement is a huge industry. However, hair loss can also be a sign of a medical problem. Significant baldness strikes about half of men aged 50 years. By age 70, the majority of men have the characteristic monk hairline—bald on top with hair only around the temples and back of head.Most men feel some attachment to their hair, so when it starts coming out it is not uncommon to feel a loss attractiveness. Hair is an important component of one's looks, health, and sexuality. How someone feels about themselves can affect their interactions with others. However, all is not lost. In today's world, a completely shaven head—like that of Bruce Willis, Vin Diesel, Patrick Stewart, or Michael Stipe of REM—can be the picture of manly virility.For most men, the dreaded loss of hair starts with a receding hairline and, with time, results in hair that covers only the back of the neck and just over the ears. If balding starts in the teen years, it is usually extensive. Some balding men only call attention to their condition by growing the hair above their ears long and then combing the scant strands across their heads. Others may wear hairpieces.